Ashley Westerman

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U.S. Deports Dozens More Cambodian Immigrants, Some For Decades-Old Crimes

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Many were granted refugee status after fleeing U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War and the massacres of the Khmer Rouge, and know little about the country where they're being forced to return.

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Changes In Brain Scans Seen After A Single Season Of Football For Young Players

Friday, November 30, 2018

MRI scans of the brains of young football players suggest that repeated blows to the head can change the shape of nerve fibers in the corpus callosum, which connects the two halves of the brain.

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Freaked Out By Your Cat's Scratchy Tongue? Don't Be! It's Keeping Them Cleaner.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A new study published by researchers at Georgia Tech reveals that the tiny spines that cover a cat's tongue play a bigger role in feline grooming than previously thought.

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Science, Technology, Math, Engineering And Now Congress

Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Somebody with a technical background might think in a little bit different than the way, for instance, that a lawyer would think," says Chrissy Houlahan, a new lawmaker with a STEM background.

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Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dry weather and strong winds mean that what would have been small blazes in the past are now monster fires. And more people live in harm's way.

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Another Mass Shooting? 'Compassion Fatigue' Is A Natural Reaction

Friday, November 09, 2018

As the incidents of mass shootings in the U.S. occur, some people are starting to feel numbed by them. Psychologists says this is normal.

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2 Goldman Sachs Bankers Charged In Malaysian Financial Scandal

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The federal indictment unsealed Thursday says they conspired to commit money laundering and bribery, misusing billions of dollars of Malaysian government funds.

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U.S. Won't Label Atrocities Against Rohingya 'Genocide'

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A much anticipated report by the U.S. State Department blames Myanmar's security forces for violence against Rohingya Muslims but does not call the mass killing a genocide.

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The 'Shadowlands' Of Southeast Asia's Illicit Networks: Meth, Dancing Queens And More

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In his new book, Hello, Shadowlands, journalist Patrick Winn describes how underground crime groups thrive in a region where democracy is in retreat.

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Changes How Asian Males Are Viewed

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hollywood has long perpetuated negative stereotypes of Asian men, including reducing them to nerdy, unattractive punchlines. The movie's success may signal a new era with Asian men in leading roles.

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An Asylum-Seeker Wrote A Book By Phone Texts From Manus Island Detention

Monday, August 06, 2018

Behrouz Boochani has lived in detention on Manus for five years. He tells NPR about the book he wrote using WhatsApp that tells the story of his failed attempt to flee Iran for asylum in Australia.

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Pompeo Arrives In Malaysia After A Former Ruler Makes A Surprising Comeback

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The secretary of state will meet senior officials from the new Malaysian government, following the country's unexpected election result.

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'Democracy For Cambodia Is At Stake' As Country Heads Into Elections

Saturday, July 28, 2018

This Sunday's elections have been declared a sham by rights groups and Cambodia's opposition leaders, who've called for a boycott. For longtime leader Hun Sen, they're about cementing his legacy.

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Charged In Corruption Scandal

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Najib Razak is accused of siphoning off funds linked to a state investment fund, as part of a broader, multibillion-dollar scandal known as 1MDB. Authorities seized millions in valuables from him.

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I Found My Birth Mother. It Didn't Rock My Life — And That's OK

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A common mantra in the international adoption community in the U.S. is that everyone has their own adoption story. I assume everyone has a unique reunion with their biological parent, too.

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More Adopted Children, Who Are Adults Now, Look For Birth Parents

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More international adoptees in the U.S. are looking for their birth parents than ever before. This has to do with a culmination of factors — from the rise of social media to better record keeping.

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Why International Adoption Cases In The U.S. Have Plummeted

Monday, June 25, 2018

Between the 1950s and mid-2000s international adoptions in the U.S. climbed. But after 2004, there was a sudden drop-off. We explore the history of American families adopting children from abroad.

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U.N., Myanmar Sign Framework For 'Voluntary, Safe' Return Of Rohingya Refugees

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The U.N. and Myanmar government are touting the new pact as the first steps to returning some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution. Aid groups remain skeptical.

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In Election Upset, Malaysia's Mahathir Returns To Power After 15 Years

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mahathir Mohamad, who previously led Malaysia for more than two decades, has won a surprise victory over Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been embroiled in a long-running corruption scandal.

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U.S. Bakeries Grab A Slice Of A Latin American Tradition: 3 Kings Cake

Friday, January 05, 2018

In some Latin American countries, Three Kings Day — Jan. 6 — is a bigger deal than Christmas. As the U.S. Latino population grows, so does interest in the holiday's signature cake, rosca de reyes.

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